Talent exec wil serve as senior vp of A&R/head of creative

Veteran talent exec Mio Vukovic has been named senior vp of A&R/head of creative at Disney Music Group, encompassing Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records and Disney Music Publishing.

Vukovic will be responsible for all aspects of artist and cleffer singings, as well as the creative direction of Disney’s recorded music and publishing operations.

Since 2007, Vukovic has been an A&R consultant for Hollywood Records, where developed hits for such acts as Selena Gomez (“Who Says”) and Miley Cyrus (“Party in the U.S.A.”). He more recently A&Red albums for Bridgit Mendler and ZZ Ward.

At his indie writer and producer management firm AAM, Vukovic worked closely with Dr. Luke, Kevin Rudolf, Eman, Evan Bogart, Kojak and others.

He had previously served as a top A&R exec at Warner Bros./Reprise, Epic/550 and Geffen, signing and developing such talent as Filter, New Order, Depeche Mode, k.d. lang and Urge Overkill.

Disney Music Group executive vp Kent Bunt said in a statement, “Mio has a unique ability to collaborate with artists to bring out the very best in them. He will be instrumental in helping us to shape the future direction of the Disney Music Group as a passionate creative partner for artists and songwriters.”

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